Dean du Plessis
He was one of Zimbabwe’s finest sportsmen, and undoubtedly one of the country’s best cricketers. He was the first Zimbabwean to score a hundred in an ODI when he made 142 against New Zealand in the 1987 World Cup. The first Zimbabwean to score a test hundred when he made 121 against India in Zimbabwe’s debut test match in 1992. The first Zimbabwean to score a double test hundred when he made 266 against Sri Lanka in 1994. He was Zimbabwe’s most successful coach when he was in charge from 1996 to 2000. He now proudly coaches Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Dave Houghton talks about coaching, Zimbabwe’s quest to gain Test Status, playing along side and even captaining players such as Viv Richards and Sachin Tendulkar.
Duration: 50 min